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tonight on "nightline," freeing casey. casey anthony will go free in ten days, as outrage over the not guilty verdict simsimmers. so, what's next for anthony? a book deal? an adult movie? according to her letters from prison, she's dreamed of becoming a parent again. jaws of the wild. in the water. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, shark right here. >> on the plains, on the ice. he's the nature photographer who will stop at a nothing to get the unforgettable shot. tonight, we go in for a closeueu and, tabloid trashed. a shocking case of media malpractice. tapping phones of celebrities,
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to royals, to a murdered teen. rupert murdoch shuts the paper down as the scandal spreads. >> well, good evening, i'm terry moran here in orlando, florida, where the stunning reality is now clear. casey anthony is going free, and soon. so, what now? another child? a memoir? those are only two of the possibilities the former murder suspect mentions in her letters from prison. but she'll have to face simmering public hostility. passions around this trial is running so high that a judge today temporarily sealed the names of all the jurors for their own protection. casey anthony walked into court a changed young woman, her hair down, her mood buoyant, a new lease on life. >> the defendant, casey anthony, is before the court for sentencing. >> reporter: having already served nearly three years in jail, and convicted on only four
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misdemeanors, the question today was, how soon would she be free? >> mr. mason, mr. baez, anything else you would like to say? >> reporter: outside the courthouse, the fury among the few dozen protesters was turning ugly and menacing. >> eye for an eye. >> reporter: there weren't many of them, especially in greater orlando's 2 million people, but some of their signs and they threats kept up a genuine mood of many people across the country. a dangerous mood. >> she going to drink champagne tonight? i don't think so. >> trials have to be shorn of emotion. >> reporter: alan dershowitz sees the casey anthony case as a prime example of how the justice system separates what happens outside the courthouse from what happens inside. >> judges, juries are supposed to be beyond the emotion. they're supposed to look at the facts in a hard, cold,
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calculating way. and they're supposed to resolve the case based on just the evidence that they've heard. not the emotions of the moment. >> reporter: inside the orlando courtroom, judge belvin perry imposed the sentence. >> i will sentence you to one year in the orange county jail, imposing a $1,000 fine on each cou count. all four counts to run consecutive to each other. >> reporter: four years, credit for time served plus good behavior. what that means? casey anthony will go free on sunday, july 17th. >> another o.j. >> in the simpson case, there was so much focus and so much heat from the moment of timing the case and it never stopped. >> he made no reference to the defendant's statement and he didn't even know about the defendant's statement. >> reporter: marcia clark
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prosecuted o.j. simpson for murder and lost. >> no prosecution can ever answer all the questions. no prosecution can ever resolve all possible doubts. that's why we have a standard of beyond a reasonable doubt. but if a jury is simply looking for a reason, a reason to doubt, they will always find one. >> beyond a reasonable doubt is like swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big p pces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, injure numb juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. >> every expert, like, with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality telelesion. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know
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what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey anthony, all that is just a moomoot argument now. what happens to her? what will her life be like after next wednesday? during the time casey was in jail, she exchanged letters seseetly with another inmate. they were later discovered and seized by authorities. in one, she said she wants to write a book. "i'm thinking of a partial memoir/comedy/relationship advice for those not in the know. it's a way to settle many rumors and to share my insight about love, life and most important, god." in another, she reveals her desire to be a mom again. "i always wanted to adopt a baby or child from another country. is it selfish to want one from ireland?
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act sent and all? if i do it somom day, i'll adop local. u.s. wise." >> how does she go home to her parents now? where does she live in there's a huge fire storm of people o o there now feeling that she got away with murder, or at least manslaughter. how does she live? >> reporter: there's already a popular movement to stop casey anthony from earning any money from her notoriety. and the prosecution is now trying to recover the high cost of the extensive investigations all her lies triggered. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: she has her freedom, in ten days. she's a high school dropout, little work experience. and she will wear a mantle of infamy, as she enters a world where some people hate her enough to say they want her killed. casey anthony, free in ten days. well, just ahead, thousands of phones hacked by a tabloid newspaper. we're going to tell you who they got and how the backlash cost
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>> announcer: "nightline" continues from orlando, florida, with terry moran. aliens impregnate reality tv star. headlines like that one are just part of the london tabloid tradition. but lurking behind those sensational front pages is a cut-throat competition for readers. and now, there's news of just how far one tabloid went in a quest for scoops. it is shockin ining the entire . here's abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: it has been the bane of british sportsmen, celebrities, even the royals. all of them had their deepest
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secrets revealed by "the news of the e world." just ask hugh grant, who lashed out on bbc. >> you guys have no morals at all. you didn't care who got hurt, as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: say the word tabloid here in britain, and people think of "the news of the world." nothing would stop it in pursuit of a sensational headline. not human decency, not even breaking the law. >> we've always had in britain a vivid tabloid irreverent. but in the last two to three decades, that has descended beyond the gutter into the s sewer. and that happened at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the market. mr. murdoch, in myy view, has debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch.
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he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with it staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitable, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sun valley, i.d. i, where he ran from reporters. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: it was left to his son and air heir to speak for t company. >> we now know the practices that we're talking about here were such that we've fundamentally breeched a trust with our readers.
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. >> reporter: the paper violated that trust by hacking into the voicemail of some of the most vulnerable people. exhibit one. milly dowler. in 2002, this nation was riveted by the story of 13-year-old milly dowler, who had vanished. this week, it was revealed that the paper listened to her voicemail, dleefting old messages to make room for new ones. that activity gave her family and police hope that she was alive. false hope. milly was later found murdered. >> it is absolutely disgusting what has taken place. >> reporter: exhibit two. the terrorist bombings. situation years ago today, the bombings killed 52 people. grieving families learned the newspaper hacked their cell phones, trolling for intimate details for stories. >> it's a violation, isn't it? and i -- i still don't know what i think about it. other than i'm really angry. really angry. >> reporter: exhibit three. britain's war dead.
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today, allegations that the paper hacked voicemails of the families of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistanan in search of sensational scoops. paul mcmullan was a reporter and editor at "the news of the world" for more than a decade. >> i would never in an interview tell anyone i was a reporter, and i would entrap stars to either try and sell me cocaine, that was fairly standard fare. all sorts of, we call them blags, to get information out of people. >> reporter: did you at some point say, we're crossing lines here? >> very much so. but there was no -- there was no concept of, you must stop now. you had to get the story at all costs. >> reporter: we are now learning that more than 4,000 people, celebrities, politicians, victims of crime and tragedy, were targeted by "the news of the world." that reporters were bribing police officers for scoops and
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stealing to get its store you ares. are we talking about potential criminal charges here? >> oh, yeah. definitely. >> reporter: and tonight, we are hearing that those criminal charges are imminent. a former editor of "the news of the world" is expected to be arrested tomorrow. others will l llow. media critic peter obourn says while officials knew about what was going on, no one would take on murdoch. >> he had the ability to destroy their careers. >> reporter: but instead, he has destroyed one of the oldest newspapers in the world, and a country's faith in news reporting. i'm jeffrey kofman for she's the mr. clean magic eraser bath scrubber. i've heard of it, but i haven't seen one up close. what's the word around the sink? that it removes 3 times more soap scum per swipe, and it came from outer space. it is not from outer space! no, man, it's from outer space. they're aliens on an intergalactic cleanliness mission. they're here to clean up the universe.
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well, the images you're about to see were obtained at great personal risk and discomfort, not only because of freezing wind and scalding son, but because of razor sharp teeth and claws that ripip prey to th reds. their wildlife cameraman says the waiting is the hardest part. here's abc's stephanie sy for our series "into the wild." >> reporter: think of it as the original reality tv. but capturing drama in the wild isn't easy. andy casagrande's wild life photography has been shown in some of the best nature programming. andy captured the money shot. the stalling, the chase, the
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takedown and the kill. >> so, we just got a cheetah kill. i got the shot. here we go again! heading north on the polar bear express. >> reporter: but his job requires constant travel and incredible patience. >> i'm a professional at waiting. seriously. this is what i do. right camera? >> reporter: endless waiting, unpredictable weather and equipment snafus are part of the job. >> low temperature. cannot access media. what? my camera just froze. come on, you [ bleep ] camera. >> reporter: is it frustrating to be at the mercy of nature and the weather all the time? >> extremely, yeah. i kind of have a joke is that you give these an mails nicknames, you know, like, spiky or george, but sometimes you give them nicknames that are swear words and it can be frustrating. but it's the best job in the world. >> reporter: andy's special till
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is filming great white sharks. and unlike most cameramen, he gets out of the cage. >> don't try this at home. >> reporter: but andy only goes into the water if visibility is clear. otherwise, he's at risk of being ambushed. >> in television, you can cheat things. but to me, i don't want to cheat the audience. i want them to see a great white for what it really is, up close and personal. >> reporter: filming hungry beasts require s courage and ingenuity. he's got tons of specially rigged camera equipment. >> hd camera mounted to the back. full digital camo. good luck, dude. >> reporter: including a remote-controlled truck that comes face to face with hungry lions. >> the camo killer has just been swatted by a big male lion and is now flipped over.
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[ bleep ]. >> reporter: tiny, high quality cameras have brought wildlife photography to a new level. but getting that stunning shot of a lion attacking its prey can take months. and when it happens --- >> go, go, go, quick. >> reporter: it's so quick, half the time, you miss it. like when andy was in the wrong position to capture this lion kill. >> wow. that happened so fast. >> reporter: but his biggest challenge recently was the extreme cold of the arctic, where he was out to film polar bears, the largest land predators on the planet. day after day he scoured the tundra for tracks, by land an by air. waited. then, waited more. >> come on, polar bears. where are you? >> reporter: after six months, the production's time and money ran out, and all andy had to show for it was so trip by footage of solar lights captured one evening.
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>> seriously. unreal. >> reporter: determined to get the shot, he used his own money to keep the expedition going. and on the last day, struck gold. >> there they are! finally. six months i've been looking for polar bears. finally, i find them. mom and two cubs. one big happy family. >> reporter: is it as glamorous as it looks? >> sometimes. yeah. sometimes it's glamorous. sometimes, i remember, i didn't change my trousers for 17 days. and i hadn't showered in ten and, you know, you almost forget about basic human needs because you're so focused on getting those shots. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm stephanie sy in new york. >> "killer shots" premieres this friday july 8th. well, thanks for watching abc news. we hope you check in for "good morning america." they're going to have more of diane sawyer's interview with jaycee dugard, who was held for


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